On Cows and Men

A story about a colorful married couple from Medulin, whose different views on life disrupt their idyll.

Milan and Silvana live in Medulin, a small coastal town in Croatia. Milan rears cows on the nearby island of Finera, tending them daily, as many did before him. But Silvana wants much more and keeps complaining that Milan should pay more attention to their house and possibly rent it to tourists. However, a dramatic event in Milan's life will clearly show that the times have changed and they are not getting any younger.

The film was made as part of the documentary workshop at the Grožnjan Imaginary Academy.


Katarina Zrinka Matijević

Zrinka first drew attention to herself with her brilliant student film ''Duel'' that won awards at relevant national festivals. Her second film, ''On Cows and Men'', co-directed with Nebojša Slijepčević, was shown at IDFA.

Nebojša Slijepčević

Director of documentary films and episodes of TV series ''Direkt''. His documentary film "Gangster of Love" was awarded at numerous international and Croatian festivals.
Original title: O kravama i ljudima
Year of production: 2000.
Screening time: 23'
Format: 16 mm
Production: Zagreb film, Factum
Written and directed by: Zrinka Matijević Veličan, Nebojša Slijepčević
Produced by: Nenad Puhovski
Cinematography by: Jurica Jagetić
Underwater camera: Jure Černec
Edited by: Marina Andree, Staša Čelan
Sound dubbing: Mladen Škalec
Sound recording: Mile Blažević
Assistant editor: Marin Juranić

Festivals & Awards:

Days of Croatian Film, 2000; Motovun Film Festival, 2000; IDFA, 2000; Cinematexas 2001, Austin (US); Bogota International Documentary Film Review, 2001; Festival du films insulaires, L'ile de Groix, France; L’ALTERNATIVA, 2001, Barcelona; Munich International Documentary Film Festival, 2001; SEE DOCS 2001, Dubrovnik; Eccocinema Film Festival 2004, Rodos